Nundle branch member Jeanette Melville was presented with her NSW Nationals appreciation award last week to recognise her tireless work for the Party.

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce MP, State Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP and NSW Nationals Chairman Bede Burke were on hand to present the honour.

Mr Burke said Mrs Melville was an “absolute gem”.

“Jeanette has been active in Tamworth and the New England electorate for as long as I’ve been involved,” he said. “She’s manned the pre-polling booths, worked in the campaign office, she’s just an energetic and tireless worker with great enthusiasm for the Nationals.”

The special award was first announced during the 2018 Annual General Conference at Cowra in June.